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[movies]Helicopter, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
0:24 VS airplanes taxiing down runway and up into air Camera pans airplanes parked in airport Airplane lands, then helicopter lands in front of bldg. Man looks into cargo of helicopter Helicopter lifts up, takes off Fade to bldg roof where helicopter is landing Men in uniform filling sides of helicopter with shovels full of "dirt" 2:09 Helicopter landing in clearing woods Helicopter spraying grove with cloudy "insecticide" VS/LS helicopter high up in sky 2:50 MCU helicopter landing on water MCU ...
Downloads: 168
[movies]Alcohol and the Human Body - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Traces the course of alcohol through the body until it either oxidizes or escapes, and shows the effects of alcohol on the brain. Dramatizes the case of a problem drinker, including a treatment.
Downloads: 306
[movies]Bacteria: Friend and Foe - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Some lab shots, some microcinematography, some reenactments of Pasteur peering into his microscope. Shows the importance of bacteria in our everyday life. Animated drawings and live action scenes show bacterial growth and reproduction, and ways in which bacteria may be grouped for systematic study. Contributions of Leeuwenhoek, Pasteur and Koch are noted.
Downloads: 1,089 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Microscopic Life: The World of the Invisible - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
A study of the plant and animal life found in a jar of ordinary pond water. Illustrates and explains the difference between microscopic plants and animals; between one-celled and many-celled organisms; the meaning of colonial organization; and the various processes of food-gathering, digestion and reproduction.
Downloads: 810 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Baby's Day at 12 Weeks, A - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
"In this picture the infant is followed through his domestic day from the time of his waking at six o'clock in the morning until the final breast feeding at ten o'clock at night. His dressing, bathing, feeding, daytime naps, play, and general care are presented in concrete detail along with an interpretation of the significance of his various reactions. For the most part the picture is non-technical and well suited for viewing by groups interested in the training and care of the infant." Produce...
Downloads: 775 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Atomic Alert (Elementary version) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
Downloads: 56,968 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(16 reviews)
[movies]Circus Day in Our Town - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
This film has amazing footage of a circus coming into a town, the townspeople helping with construction of the circus tents, the clowns preparing for their performance and the variety of circus acts and the crowds viewing them. A circus train pulling into a station. Circus carts being rolled off the train. Elephants walking down train ramps. An elephant pulling up a long wooden pole with ropes. Men pounding in stakes with mallets A machine pounding in stakes...
Downloads: 2,794 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Beginning to Date - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Explains how to plan and enjoy a date.
Downloads: 149
[movies]Cancer - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
DESCRIBES THE NATURE OF CANCER & ITS DETECTION & TREATMENT.
Downloads: 185
[movies]Our Community - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Illustrates important community functions and services. Depicts police and fire protection, health safeguards, and park and recreational facilities. Points out how members of the community are interdependent. Some footage of Howdy Doody, which you don't expect to see in an EBF film. Not to be confused with the 1969 EBEC film Our Community.
Downloads: 189
[movies]Truck Farmer, The (2nd ed.) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
POINTS OUT CHIEF TRUCK FARMING AREAS IN U.S. SHOWS ACTIVITIES ON TRUCK FARM IN RIO GRANDE DELTA, SUCH AS PLANTING, IRRIGATING, SPRAYING, HARVESTING, PACKING & SHIPPING CROPS.
Downloads: 75
[movies]Twins Are Individuals: From Infancy to Adolescence - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Uses animation to consider lives of two identical twins who develop completely different personalities. Comments on leveling power of American Society. In collaboration with Dr. Arnold Gesell and the Clinic of Child Development, Yale University Great footage of scientific study of identical twin girls from infancy to 13.5 years old. 11:42:01:15 Two sets of disembodied arms in lab coats place two identical twins in crib; VS blonde haired baby twins...
Downloads: 817 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Tippy, Our Town Dog - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Shows Tippy, a Terrier, who runs away and acquires a new master.
Downloads: 83
[movies]English Children: Life in the City - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Presents typical events in the daily life of an English urban family. Children are shown at school, at play, at home and on a holiday at a seaside town.
Downloads: 180
[movies]Sound Recording and Reproduction (Sound on Film) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Explains the mysteries of sound recording on film.
Keywords: Perception: Sound; Motion pictures: Sound; Motion pictures: Projection
Downloads: 20,885 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Using the Bank - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
MAN DEPOSITS CASH & CHECK IN SAVINGS ACCOUNT, RECEIVES INTEREST, BORROWS MONEY FOR HIS BUSINESS, SIGNS NOTE FOR IT, OPENS CHECKING ACCOUNT, ENTERS TRANSACTIONS IN CHECKBOOK, & GETS CHANGE FOR HIS STORE. SHOWS BANK VAULT, WORK OF FEDERAL RESERVE BANK.
Downloads: 227
[movies]Airport, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
FUNCTIONS OF THE MODERN AIRPORT: SERVICING OF A PASSENGER AIRLINER FROM ITS ARRIVAL UNTIL ITS NEXT TAKE-OFF, METHODS OF HANDLING TICKETS, PASSENGER FOOD SERVICE, BAGGAGE & MAIL LOADING, CHECKING PLANES IN & OUT, WEATHER PLANNING, RADIO SERVICE.
Downloads: 135
[movies]Centralization and Decentralization - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Depicts the problems created by the gradual transfer of decision making from local committees to centralized bodies operating at state and national levels. Suggests the need for preserving a balance between local and central authority.
Downloads: 490 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Tuberculosis (Third Edition) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Asking the question why so many people still get tuberculosis, the narrator answers in part, "Industrialization has spread faster than industrial health programs," some of the causes of infection are attributed to occupations, some to poverty and ignorance. Many excellent shots of different kinds of x-ray equipment in hospital and community settings.
Downloads: 105
[movies]Pioneers of the Plains - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Experiences of a pioneer family on their journey from Illinois to the Midwestern plains.
Keywords: U.S. History: Westward expansion
Downloads: 7,407 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Early Settlers of New England (Salem 1626-1629) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Appraisal. Excellent for showing the homes and their construction, the crude agricultural methods, the wide reliance on fish and game for food, and the primitive household equipment of the New England settlement at Salem (1626-29). Should be useful in developing an understanding of (1) the hardships of colonial life, (2) the social organization of a colonial community, (3) the importance of religion in the life of the people, and (4) some of the motives which brought the colonists to the New Wor...
Downloads: 249
[movies]Tobacco and the Human Body - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Early film on tobacco's physical effects.
Keywords: Substance abuse: Tobacco; Medicine: Cancer
Downloads: 13,458 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Despotism - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
Keywords: Political science
Downloads: 86,451 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(58 reviews)
[movies]This Vital Earth - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.

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[movies]Doctor, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Skeletal Entry
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[movies]Anyone at All: Safety in the Community - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
01:35:13:26 CU shadow of kid on tricycle; boy on tricycle rides past camera; POV shot from tricycle, car enters frame with headlight at eye level; cuts to broken class with title text Anyone at All! 01:35:43:10 Man walks out door of house carrying basket, takes several steps down stairs then falls. 01:37:48:23 CU little boy looks out window and announces “He’s here, he’s here everybody!”; everyone in house takes hiding places; boy opens door, family yells surprise but there is a stern po...
Downloads: 391
[movies]Immigration - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Map-Chart technique surveys chronologically and compactly the history of immigration up to the restrictive law of 1924. Economic, political and religious motives of immigrants shown in scene in steamship office abroad. Scene at Ellis Island.
Downloads: 212
[movies]Man and His Culture - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Shows, in the imaginative form of a "report from outer space," how the ways of mankind might appear to visitors from another planet.
Keywords: Anthropology; Science fiction
Downloads: 22,232 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Fire: What Makes it Burn - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Uses simple laboratory demonstrations to show what is needed to make a fire, what a flame is, how combustion takes place and how a fire can be extinguished. Stresses that fire can be dangerous and illustrates safety measures.
Downloads: 558 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Frank and his Dog - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Tells the story of how Penny, Frank's dog, feels neglected when his master is too busy to play with him. Penny chases a cat up a tree, but Frank forgives him for getting into mischief. A simple film intended for very young audiences.
Downloads: 140 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Inside Russia: Moscow and Leningrad - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

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[movies]Making Books - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Writing, editing and mass production of books.
Keywords: Communication: Books
Downloads: 21,843 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Tuberculosis (Third Edition) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Causes of treatment of tubercular infection, and tuberculosis as a social phenomenon.
Keywords: Medicine: Tuberculosis; Health and hygiene
Downloads: 5,114 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]House Fly, The (2nd edition) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
06:14:55:27 Different nationally themed models of houses mounted over their appropriate countries on a rotating globe. House flies fly around the globe. Camera zooms into American house. 06:15:34:26 1950s housewife pours milk into mixing bowl; CU woman holds electric mixer in bowl with one hand and shoos fly away with other. 06:15:48:00 Woman pours batter into pan; flies fly around the batter. 06:15:57:08 Decaying animal carcass swarmed by flies...
Downloads: 226
[movies]Problems of Housing - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Modernizing antiquated U.S. housing stock to bring it up to health and safety standards.
Keywords: Houses and homes; World War II: Postwar issues; Architecture
Downloads: 4,045 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Immigration - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Map-Chart technique surveys chronologically and compactly the history of immigration up to the restrictive law of 1924. Economic, political and religious motives of immigrants shown in scene in steamship office abroad. Scene at Ellis Island.
Downloads: 289
[movies]Mailman - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Designed to show primary grade pupils how the United States post office system operates. Follows both a city and a rural mailman on their appointed rounds and explains graphically to children how postmen sort mail and deliver it. Also the great social responsibility of Uncle Sam's letter carriers.
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[movies]Cities: How They Grow (Second Edition) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
A study of our increasing urban population. Departing from the usual statistics and the sociological problems which are a result of the cities' growth, we learn that by observing what the workers of the city do, we can find out why the city grew. A CITY IS DEFINED & AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO SHOW THAT IT CONSISTS OF 2 KINDS OF PEOPLE - "BUILDERS" & "FILLERS". ASPECTS OF GREAT CITIES SHOWN; WHY CITIES DIE & ARE KNOWN AS "GHOST TOWNS"...
Downloads: 580
[movies]Man and His Culture - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Shows, in the imaginative form of a 'REPORT FROM OUTER SPACE,' how the ways of mankind might appear to visitors from another planet. Considers the things most cultures have in common and the ways they change as they pass from one generation to the next.
Downloads: 111
[movies]Keeping Clean and Neat - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Children in an eighth grade learn the value of making a good appearance. Illustrates practical step-bystep routines for personal grooming and care of clothing.
Downloads: 156
[movies]Fire - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
USE OF FIRE IN COOKING, HEATING, PRODUCING LIGHT, & DESTROYING RUBBISH. REQUISITES OF ALL FIRES -- FUEL, OXYGEN & KINDLING, TEMPERATURE -- ARE SHOWN & IN ANIMATION THE ACTIONS OF GASES WITHIN FIRE. CONTROL OF BURNING, RESULTS OF CARELESS HANDLING & PUTTING out.
Downloads: 190
[movies]Using the Bank - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Banking services and procedures in the pre-computer era.
Keywords: Economics; Occupations: Banking industry; Finance
Downloads: 2,027,511 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Unique Contribution, The (Part II) - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
How educational films contribute to teaching and learning. With many examples taken from scientific and historical films.
Keywords: Motion pictures: In education
Downloads: 1,762 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]China Under Communism - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Depicts various phases of Chinese life. Describes China's most critical social and economic problems.
Downloads: 350
[movies]Eat for Health - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Ralph learns the five food groups, helping him to eat a balanced diet, and has more fun because of his better health.
Keywords: Health and hygiene; Food; Nutrition
Downloads: 5,353,436 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(11 reviews)
[movies]Beginning to Date - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
An insecure young teen boy who has just reached dating age learns how to plan and enjoy a date (with a girl at least one foot taller than him). With Studs Terkel (Swimming Coach). Producer: Milan Herzog.
Keywords: Social guidance; Social guidance: Etiquette; Teenagers
Downloads: 31,330 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]American Revolution, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Explains strategy, movement of forces and important battles of the revolutionary war. Geographical, social and political factors which brought victory.
Downloads: 619 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Alcohol and the Human Body - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Traces the course of alcohol through the body; shows the effects of alcohol on the brain; dramatizes the case of a problem drinker, including treatment.
Keywords: Substance abuse: Alcohol
Downloads: 24,293 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]Pilgrims, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Follows the Pilgrims from England to Holland and to New England. Discusses the Mayflower compact and the hardships in the New World.
Downloads: 147
[movies]Civil War, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Pictures important military events of the war, stressing social, economic and geographical factors. Animated drawings and color photography used.
Downloads: 376
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